Empties #5

Hello my lovelies,

Yes another post of my empties, I actually really enjoy writing these posts because I determine how much I love a product, or not.  Interestingly they are my favourite posts to read so if you know any good empty posts, please link them in the comments so I can have a read!

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Number 4: Lumiere d’hiver Super Comb Prep and Protect – see here

I actually mentioned this in my February Favourites because I was enjoying it so much. I received this in a Birchbox a long time ago and only recently decided to give it a go. I have long hair and it is always tangled in some way shape or form especially when I have just washed my hair. Conditioner just doesn’t seem to fully detangle my hair. This is where this little baby comes in. It stinks, I really do not like the smell but it does an amazing job. I few sprays in my hair and my brush goes through my hair like a dream. Seriously this is a game changer and I would recommend this to anyone that has knotted prone hair to go try this out.

I am actually really sad this run out and I am seriously debating on splurging on the big bottle because it seriously changed everything for me.

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Royal Jelly – Body Wash

I can’t find a link to this, but I got it in a Christmas set. I am quite happy receiving things like this because it means I don’t have to go out and buy it myself. For me it is nothing special, it’s a body wash. I used this in shower because I don’t do baths but it works it the same way. I didn’t like the consistency it was far too runny. I’d put it on my hand, put the bottle down and half of it was gone down the drain already.

The scent is ok, it is quite a perfumed scent which I don’t like much. It reminded me of something you would smell like at a Spa but a cheaper alturnative. It’s just not my sort of thing. I used it because the smell wasn’t bad and I did feel clean after using it. I guess it just wasn’t amazing and I wouldn’t want to go hunt this product down anytime soon.

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Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads

I blooming love these. I cannot use any other cotton pads. They are the perfect size for my face, they don’t come apart so when you are cleansing half the cotton pad isn’t all over your face. I can’t fault them, I know they are a basic thing but I have been through so many different ones and I can’t find anything that compares. Go down to your local Primark store and pick these up, they are 90p a total bargain!

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Rimmel London – Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 063 Eastend Snob see here

I love lip liners. I don’t think I could apply lipstick now without applying lip liner. They are a perfect base and allow my lipstick to stay on for a lot longer. This is a beautiful shade, and I loved wearing this. I much prefer lip liners that are twist up as apposed to sharpening – less hassle! The consistency was lovely, it effortlessly lined my lips without feeling cakey or uncomfortable.

I actually wore this a lot on it’s own which I really enjoyed, the formula really is impressive on these. A lot of people use this to line their lips before using MAC Velvet Teddy, which actually works amazingly but this also works as a base for a lot of my brown coloured lipsticks. It just brought a little bit of pink into the colour which I loved paired with a true brown shade. I haven’t gone out and brought this yet but I am sure I will have to go and get it soon as I don’t think I can live without it!

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Primark – Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes 

If you know me, I don’t use cleansing wipes to remove my make up (unless I have had a lot to drink!). I mainly use wipes to remove swatches from my hand or remove mistakes on my eye make up, that sort of thing. I always have to have a packet lying around for emergencies. Now, I have tried a lot of cleansing wipes and I really enjoy using these above the likes of Simple and Nivea alternatives. Weird, I know but I think that they do the job I need them to do. They don’t dry out my skin and effortlessly remove make up.

I couldn’t use these to remove a whole face of makeup but I don’t buy them for that purpose. I’d rather pay £1 for two packs rather than £5 for one pack where they do the same job, it’s a no brainer to me..

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Liz Earle – Skin Repair Moisturiser see here

I love Liz Earle, most skin care posts that I do include in some way a mention of Liz Earle. I love their products, especially this moisturiser. I have been using this same product for a good year now and I have loved it. I have now sadly moved onto something else as I am on a spending ban but I really need this back in my life.

It is quite a thick cream so a little goes a long way. To me this smells quite similar to the Cleanse and Polish, I presume because they use similar products so if you like the smell of that it might be worth looking at this. I use this as my morning moisturiser which sets me up for the day ahead. It feels so soft and blends so lovely onto the skin, it doesn’t leave an oily residue either which I do find with some products.

Honestly, if you are on the hunt for a new mosituriser go check out Liz Earle you won’t be disappointed.

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The Body Shop – Rainforest Radiance Detangling Spray see here

Another detangling spray! I have gone through a lot of bottles of this, I have to use a detangling spray every time I wash my hair otherwise it’s a painful and long process of brushing my wet hair.

It smells lovely, to me it smells like conditioner – maybe that isn’t to everyone’s taste. I love this because it has no silicone, colorants or parabens there isn’t many products out there that don’t contain all of these products. However, after using the Number 4 detangler, which is mentioned above I much prefer that one over this one. It just does the job a whole lot better and easier. It’s annoying because this is cheaper and I am all about that life but I just cant find barely any detanglers on the market high end or drugstore.

Can anyone help a girl out a recommend a detangling product in the drugstore that I can try out?

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Estee Lauder – Perfectly Clean Triple Action Cleanser/Toner/Makeup Remover see here

I have had this a little while, it just went on for so long so when I finally finished it I did a little jump for joy. Anyone else find this when they have had a product for ages and you finally use it up? Maybe it’s just me…

I was quite intrigued by this product anything that covers more than one step in my skincare routine at once I am a happy bunny. I used this mainly in the shower and it was amazing at removing my make up, especially foundation that can be sometimes tricky to remove. My skin has never felt so clean after using this. I really enjoyed using this actually but I’m not in love with it.

I’m not sure what it is about the product I am just not completely wowed by it. I have nothing negative to say I just don’t want to rush out and buy it. I think if it was on offer or something I would buy it again because I know I enjoyed it but I can live without it…

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Pantene Pro-V – Shampoo Volume and Body see here

Last but not least a shampoo, I mentioned the conditioner in my last empties post see here and I wasn’t wowed by this. I don’t feel like the shampoo or the conditioner gave me any volume or body to my hair which is disappointing. I know it doesn’t work for everyone but when it states for fine flat hair, which is exactly what I have I expect it to do something.

It did clean my hair though, but I am sure I could buy a basic shampoo to do the same thing, I was looking for a little bit more and on this occasion this product just didn’t live up to my expectations.

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Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are on them.

-A x

19 thoughts on “Empties #5

  1. Aaahhh I love Love LOVE the Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads, like you I have tried loads of other pads but these are the perfect size & they never fall apart & are so affordable!!
    Also love Eastend Snob, I’m my third one, even though I have loads of other liners, I will never be without this one, it’s the perfect colour for me.
    Great post 🙂
    here’s my most recent empties if you’re interested https://kippinsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/empties-stuff-ive-used-up-would-i-repurchase

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    1. They really are and I see people spending quite a lot of money on cotton pads and I don’t understand it – get to Primark! I have never finished a lip liner because like you I have so many but I enjoyed it so much!
      I have just had a read of your post and commented – loved it! Thank you for sending it over xo

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  2. The Primark cotton pads sound good. I always use the Aldi ones because they are such good value. It’s a shame the Pantene Pro-V shampoo wasn’t very good; I want to try using a different shampoo and conditioner but I’m not sure which one to go for x


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      1. Yes they are small. I use herbal essences too, fancied a change because I’ve been using them for years but I’m not sure what to try! Might stick with them for a while longer x

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  3. I love empties posts too! It’s so nice to see what people have really been loving (or trying to use up so they can get something new!)
    I love the sound of the Liz Earle cream, I want to try some stuff out because I’ve never tried anything before. I’ll have to give those primark cleansing pads a go too, I currently use the baby ones from boots and they’re very tiny!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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    1. Me too, I think they are more of an honest review of what people truly think of a product.
      Liz Earle is an amazing brand and everything I have tried from them I have fallen in love with. I highly recommend you go check them out
      I can’t deal with small cotton pads. These aren’t massive but they are a generous size and means you go through fewer of them. Thank you for your comment lovely xo

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    1. It’s a lip liner I didn’t realise I used it as often as I thought until I have finished it and now always wanting to use it. I need to repurchase this asap. It’s a lovely shade and goes with so many lipsticks xo

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  4. I love this post. I been looking for new products to try. I’ve been using the same brands for years maybe I should try some new things. I’ll keep you posted 😏

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